60 Instagram Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2021]

60 Instagram Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2021]

Interested in starting a instagram business in 2021?

We put together 60 of the best instagram businesses you can start in today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of other instagram businesses to help you see what it really takes.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a life coaching business ($120K/year)

Sinem Günel from Vienna, Austria started Personal Growth Base over 1 year ago, a life coaching business.

  • Revenue: $10,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Vienna, Austria

One and a half years after starting my studies in business administration I came into touch with entrepreneurship and I immediately knew that I wanted to dig deeper into how to build your own business and be your own boss.

So I started reading books, especially biographies, of successful entrepreneurs.

Pretty soon I found out there’s one major component all of them have in common: They all talk about their personal growth and how they had to improve themselves so that their businesses could grow.

This immediately triggered me and I started digging deeper into the topic of personal growth.

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Sinem Günel, on starting Personal Growth Base ($10,000/month) full story ➜

2. Become a business coach ($1.2M/year)

Kamil Sattar from Telford, England, United Kingdom started E-commerce Mentoring about 4 years ago, a business coach.

  • Revenue: $100,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 6
  • Location: Telford, England, United Kingdom

Finding my first drop shipping supplier was by searching over AliExpress and looking for the supplier with the best reviews and years in business and most importantly communication reliability I would get on skype calls with the suppliers and do a mini-interview to see if they fit the criteria I was looking for, also another important thing was making sure my supplier had a license to sell these products I was marketing/selling.

My supplier would handle all the logistics like inventory and fulfillment that’s how the drop shipping business model works.

I set up an LLC in the US I got an accountant to manage the books using a Shopify app called Taxjar.

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Kamil Sattar , on starting E-commerce Mentoring ($100,000/month) full story ➜

3. Start an animation business ($84K/year)

Mike Doyle from Raleigh, North Carolina, USA started drive80 over 10 years ago, a animation business.

  • Revenue: $7,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

So here’s how I got into working for myself:

  • From 17 - 22 I was in a punk band called Lanemeyer. We toured 8 times over 2.5 years. Then we broke up because we were a shit show.

  • When I turned 22 I moved to LA to figure life out. While working at a P.F. Chang’s in Woodland Hills, a buddy of mine had a clothing company called Down Apparel. I decided that I wanted to start a clothing company, bought a Gateway PC for $1,300, and started designing. I got a cracked version of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator not realizing these programs were scary as hell. I moved back to NJ and put myself through a technical school to learn graphic design.

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Mike Doyle, on starting drive80 ($7,000/month) full story ➜

4. Start a product photography business ($540K/year)

Tsour Lee Adato from Miami, FL, USA started Product Photography Studio ago, a product photography business.

  • Revenue: $45,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 6
  • Location: Miami, FL, USA

The idea to do product photography was not planned and came to me as a happy accident. I always had a passion for photography but my photography journey truly started when I was working as a bodyguard for Britney Spears. During that time my role expanded and I became her personal photographer and videographer. I was a part of her MTV documentary and some of the images I shot of her was also featured in OK and Star magazine.

I enjoyed photography but at that point wasn’t thinking of it as a career choice. From there I started a business that was entirely unrelated to photography, or anything creative for that matter. After a few years in that business, I decided it was time to close the doors.

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Tsour Lee Adato, on starting Product Photography Studio ($45,000/month) full story ➜

5. Become an online fitness coach ($576K/year)

Ryan Milton from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA started TeamFFLEX about 7 years ago, a online fitness coach.

  • Revenue: $48,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

I came up with TeamFFLEX seeing the massive trend of everything turning online and want to help as many people as possible achieve results. In a traditional gym format trainers job, there are only so many hours you can work in a day and a limit on clients you can actually work with. For example, if a client does a 60-minute session and you work an 8 hour day you can see 8 clients within that day. There are also of course training teams, and classes as well as small groups but still even if I could have worked with 100 people a day in a gym it would not have been enough.

I wanted to find a way to help people all around the world. The people that couldn’t get to the gym or didn’t have the money to hire an expensive trainer. I wanted to make sure that no matter where people were at the gym or at home they had the ability to take action on their health and fitness and get results.

Seeing in today's world how basically kids are born with an iPhone in hand it all just made perfect sense. Take personal training online and help people all around the world. The thing about today's society is that we want it now. We don't want to wait. We don't want to go into a building, meet with some trainer, get sold on all the different expensive packages and then pay basically to have a really expensive cheerleader. I honestly believe that within the next 10 years we won’t see trainers in gyms anymore. The quality of training in gyms continues to drop due to the fact that not enough people get training and also that trainers can’t even make enough money to sustain a living. I knew that if I could go online with everything not only would I be able to impact people to a much larger degree, I would also be able to live a life on my terms.

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Ryan Milton, on starting TeamFFLEX ($48,000/month) full story ➜

6. Start a stock photography business ($0/year)

Serban Enache from Brentwood, TN, USA started Free Stock Images over 9 years ago, a stock photography business.

  • Revenue: $0/ month
  • Founders: 3
  • Employees: 25
  • Location: Brentwood, TN, USA

By 2012, stock photography was well established as an accessible and inexpensive visual content resource and Dreamstime was already a thriving Top 3 agency, counting the world’s largest stock photo community. It already featured a small free download library that subscribers were able to access unlimitedly, still available today. As donations grew, we felt these files needed a dedicated home and audience and this is how Stockfreeimages appeared. In the first year, we had around 110,000 customers and 1,5 million images and numbers continued to grow constantly. Its aim was to upgrade budget-oriented customers instead of eroding current revenues.

Not hiring talented people soon enough or hiring the wrong people and having to start all over, avoiding making leaps of faith, and being overcautious are some of the things that may change the course of your business for better or worse.

A large pool of individuals and freelancers were in need of good imagery for personal or start-up projects, at no cost at all if possible. Stockfreeimages came to answer this need for safe content with model released, high-quality photos, and illustrations that they were able to download for free. It also served as the next step in image copyright protection for both contributors and consumers and helped users protect themselves from the costly fines that often result from copyright violations.

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Serban Enache, on starting Free Stock Images ($0/month) full story ➜

7. Start a dropshipping business ($144K/year)

Amanda Austin from Erie, Pennsylvania, USA started Little Shop of Miniatures almost 4 years ago, a dropshipping business.

  • Revenue: $12,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Erie, Pennsylvania, USA

I was unhappily working in marketing for a Fortune 500 insurance company when I started looking at ways to create a new income stream. I became interested in ecommerce and invested in a course to learn more. I compiled a list of keywords for products that had decent search volume and not terribly competitive to rank for in organic search. I used Long Tail Pro to get ideas--I had so many when I first started!

My business is a small, mostly passive income stream and I’m okay with that. There is so much more I could be doing with my store, but right now I am loving the extra income stream that allows me to work part-time at my day job and spend more time with my infant daughter.

A bunch of keywords in the dollhouse miniatures space fit the bill. I used Long Tail Pro and looked for keywords that were competitive--which on there is a score in the twenties or low thirties. I also wanted them to have at least 2,000 searches per month. This is not a ton, but five keywords with that search volume that are not that competitive can lead to a decent number of organic traffic if you build your site the right way. My advice to aspiring entrepreneurs is to find a niche with a nice handful of keywords you can rank for with quality content and a nice backlinking strategy. Don’t try to be number one for some saturated keyword that has a million searches a month. Go for keywords where you stand a chance of ranking--this is usually so-called long tail keywords that are really phrases--for example, “wooden dollhouse furniture” instead of just “dollhouse.”

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Amanda Austin, on starting Little Shop of Miniatures ($12,000/month) full story ➜

8. Start a musician business ($36K/year)

Miguel de Maria from Tempe, Arizona, USA started Miguel de Maria, Elegant Spanish Guitar about 17 years ago, a musician business.

  • Revenue: $3,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Tempe, Arizona, USA

I worked a desk job out of college and hated it, so I began tending bar nights. As chance would have it, one of the places I worked had live entertainment--a Spanish guitar duo. I loved the atmosphere they created, and, being a guitarist myself, would sometimes sit in when things were slow behind the bar. One month, the normal musicians went on vacation to Spain, and the backup band had some problems. I went up on stage and helped them out, and just kept playing!

Whenever I play a gig, I view it as an opportunity to get more gigs.

Me becoming a musician was fairly random. I had been playing since I was young, but it never had occurred to me to do it as a living. But I enjoyed it, and people wanted to hire me. After a time, it made sense to pursue this path.

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Miguel de Maria, on starting Miguel de Maria, Elegant Spanish Guitar ($3,000/month) full story ➜

9. Start an instagram fan account ($6K/year)

Sammy Sternberg from New York, New York, USA started @zekefeed over 4 years ago, a instagram fan account.

  • Revenue: $500/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: New York, New York, USA

When I was 13 years old and in 8th grade I created this page.

I had Ezekiel Elliott on both of my fantasy football teams and just loved his game.

I don’t recommend using tools if you really want to grow an authentic page.

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Sammy Sternberg, on starting @zekefeed ($500/month) full story ➜

10. Start a diy and crafts blog ($14.4K/year)

Mike Aspinall from Nottingham started The Crafty Gentleman over 7 years ago, a DIY and crafts blog.

  • Revenue: $1,200/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Nottingham

I’ve always been interested in crafts and DIY. As a young child, I used to spend hours and hours making scrapbooks, cards, decorations, and gifts – and I’ve never grown out of it!

I got my very first sewing machine when I was about 17, and it quite literally changed my life. I felt like I had a superpower, it was amazing! It opened up a whole new world of crafting to me and inspired me to seek out even more ways to up my craft skills.

However, by the time I’d reached my early 20s, I was feeling pretty disconnected from the craft industry. It was set up for a different demographic to me. I was a young man, but I felt everything was aimed at older women or young children. Haberdasheries were full of pinks and florals. I struggled to find craft supplies and projects that I liked.

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Mike Aspinall, on starting The Crafty Gentleman ($1,200/month) full story ➜

11. Become a social media consultant ($90K/year)

Amanda Shepherd from Reno, NV, USA started Social Media Manager Society 8 months ago, a social media consultant.

  • Revenue: $7,500/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Reno, NV, USA

I spent the last decade of my career as a social media manager, in the agency, in-house, and freelance settings. I really created a name for myself in my niche and people were always coming to me for social media advice. I absolutely LOVED teaching people and for a long time, wondering how I could combine my passions for teaching and social media into one career.

Fast forward to fall 2019 - I was at a crossroads. The agency I was working for was moving in a different direction and I was literally moving back home. I had a decision to make - stay at the agency under different circumstances, find a new job in my new home, or finally take the plunge and start my own business.

I chose the latter and it was the best decision I ever made! I was immediately able to gain clients using internal systems I created and literally built my own business from the ground up. In one year, I made almost $100,000 and put all my systems inside the Social Media Manager Society, so other aspiring social media managers could take everything I learned and implement it themselves!

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Amanda Shepherd, on starting Social Media Manager Society ($7,500/month) full story ➜

12. Start a product review blog ($24K/year)

Cy from Detroit, MI, USA started Super Smash Cache over 6 years ago, a product review blog.

  • Revenue: $2,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Detroit, MI, USA

Confidence in my sexuality was something I had to cultivate; I didn’t want others to feel alone like I did. I was resentful of the narrative that men having orgasms was expected, while women experiencing pleasure was extraordinary. “That’s just the way things are,” one of my (male) friends told me.

No.

Women can take charge of their sexual experience in so many ways, like:

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Cy, on starting Super Smash Cache ($2,000/month) full story ➜

13. Start a photography business ($1.32M/year)

Kyle Nelson from Chico, California, USA started Results Imagery about 4 years ago, a photography business.

  • Revenue: $110,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 8
  • Location: Chico, California, USA

We both had previous experience in another start-up called Soul id which was a social media platform for action sports. We ran the marketing and media at that company which was a blast. After we left that company, we split directions. Eli got involved in the eCommerce industry by starting a brand called Winterial which he grew to hundreds of SKUs. Kyle headed in the media direction and started a commercial photography company where he worked with Fortune 500 companies and small businesses.

At this time Kyle wanted to be able to get back in the start-up world, grow a large brand and a team of like-minded creatives and innovators. So like any entrepreneur, he jumped on Google and started to search for media companies that were also technology-based companies as well. That is where the inspiration of starting a digital agency that solely focused on the media portion for brands and product companies came to life.

Culture is the centerpiece of a successful company. Creating a place for employees to come to work and enjoy what they do, the environment and who they work with will pay long term dividends.

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Kyle Nelson, on starting Results Imagery ($110,000/month) full story ➜

14. Become a social media influencer

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15. Start a personal styling business

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16. Become an affiliate marketer

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17. Start a digital product sales business

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18. Become a videographer

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19. Start a vine, instagram or snapchat marketing business

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20. Start an ecommerce reselling business

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21. Start a photoshoot styling business

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22. Start an online cooking recipes business

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23. Become a food photographer

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24. Start a professional organizing business

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25. Start an artistry business

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26. Start a travel influencer business ($600/year)

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27. Start a graphic designing business

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28. Start a makeup artist business

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29. Become a celebrity hair stylist

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30. Start a meme marketing business

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31. Start a data analysis business

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32. Become an event promoter

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33. Start a calligraphy business

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34. Start an instagram food channel business

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35. Start a fashion blogging business

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36. Start a prop styling business

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37. Start an online bakery

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38. Start a custom illustrating business

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39. Start a portrait photography business

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40. Start an esty selling business

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41. Start a lettering service business

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42. Start a lifestyle blog

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43. Start an infographic designing business

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44. Start a magician business

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45. Start a secondhand products business

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46. Start a custom portrait artistry business

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47. Start a comedian business

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48. Start a pet personality business

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49. Start a brand promotion business

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50. Start a webinar hosting business

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51. Start a photo editing business

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52. Start a social media advertising specialist business

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53. Become a public speaker

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54. Start an instagram contest service business

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55. Start an event organizing business

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56. Become a giveaway blogger

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57. Start a live workshop instruction business

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58. Start a topic expert business ($78K/year)

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59. Start an online course creation business

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60. Become a dance choreographer

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